Simple changes, such as putting the salad bar closer to the register and putting fruits in a colorful bowl, get kids to buy more healthy choices at the school cafeteria. Karen Hopkin reports...
Scientists have identified the receptor used by a virus that plagued chimpanzees' ancestors.
Tectonic strain remains in key fault line, researchers find.
More than nine months after the country's devastating earthquake, a cholera epidemic has sickened thousands. Why does this infectious disease persist? David Sack, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, explains...
Wildlife smugglers will do just about anything for a quick buck, including sneaking a live predator onto an airplane with no regard for the risk to the animal or fellow passengers.
Thirty-two years after her death, the anthropologist Margaret Mead remains a favorite whipping girl for ideologues of all stripes. Did you know that she cooked up the global-warming "hoax"?...
Why can't we have a civil conversation about climate?
Despite being the voice of the world's flora and fauna, will the delegates at the 10th meeting of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity actually bring real change? David Biello reports...
Can the military go green with jet fuel?
A Swedish study finds that 70-year-olds in 2000 did better on intelligence tests than 70-year-olds had done in 1971. Steve Mirsky reports.
A massive coral bleaching event in Southeast Asian reefs in the Indian and Pacific oceans is the worst coral die-off since 1998, and possibly the worst science has ever observed, says Andrew Baird of the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University.Bleaching occurs when environmental factors stress the living organisms residing within coral reefs, causing them to either leave their reef structures or die...
By visualizing the acoustic habitat, scientists are discovering that the ocean is becoming a noisier place
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